Definition of body English in English:

body English

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noun

[mass noun] North American
  • 1Follow-through movement after throwing or hitting a ball: when Fisk hit that dramatic home run, it was moving to see him using body English to try to keep it from going foul
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    • He rarely got up except to offer some body English for long-range shots and to implore his troops to ‘Go!’
    • This will often require substantial patience, careful alignment, and a bit of body English.
    • His booming voice was complemented by a genius for body English.
  • 2 another term for body language. the President used voice tonality and body English to imply indirectly that he was concerned about racism
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    • The scene where Mrs. Nelson confronts Emma is superbly acted out with very little dialogue between the two women, but primarily with body English and facial expressions.

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